Microsoft’s online developer site[/url], Channel 9, last week.
Although the video is dark because it was shot in a darkened soundstage not lighted for shooting video, the audio is fine and the tape is an interesting demonstration of Fripp’s creative process – in this case, thinking of the music cinemagraphically.
At one point on the video, Fripp explains that he initially chose the key signature to his ethereal compositions for Windows Vista based on his feelings regarding two colors that were suggested to him – green and blue. “I used my personal musical correlation with those colors to set up virtually all the things we’ve been working on here today,” he said.
Actually, however, Microsofties might argue that they’ve been cool all along. The opening theme for Windows 95 after all was crafted by Fripp’s often collaborator, soundscape artist Brian Eno, who has also produced a half dozen of U2’s albums.
Scoble’s post on Channel 9 describes the video of the recording and composition session as “a little audio preview of what Windows Vista will sound like.”
Edited by dsenette, 17 January 2006 - 03:42 PM.